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Joe Morales, LPC

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Grief Depression
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About me

Mr. Joe R. Morales, MA, LPC of Lufkin, Texas. A well-seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor, Joe is no stranger to providing mental health services in areas throughout East Texas including to the Hispanic community. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Education at Delta State University in Mississippi, Joe went on to earn a Master of Arts in Community Counseling through Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches. Now, with over 25 years of experience, he has dedicated his career to working with individuals of all ages, addressing various mental health issues, and relationship challenges, and helping others facilitate their personal development goals. In reflecting on his professional journey, Joe referred to his work as a “privilege” that has allowed him to assist numerous individuals through agency services through his private practice which he has had for over 25 years.

When articulating his approach to counseling Joe emphasized his firm belief in the power of human connection and the potential for growth and healing. “My approach to counseling is rooted in empathy, compassion, and respect for each individual’s unique journey. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. By utilizing evidence-based techniques and drawing from my extensive experience, I aim to empower individuals to overcome challenges, develop healthy coping mechanisms, and achieve their personal goals.”

In addition to his professional endeavors, on a personal note, he speaks proudly of his teenage daughter and considers parenting his most important role. Further, he believes that role has so far been a key resource in helping him gain insight into the importance of empathy, patience, and understanding, all of which he applies when practicing as a counselor. For his leisure time, Joe strives to indulge in various activities he considers relaxing and joyful. For example, he said, “I have a deep passion for reading and writing, as they allow me to explore different perspectives and expand my knowledge.” I enjoy traveling to gain exposure to new cultures and gain a broader understanding of the world.” He also added cooking and music to his list of pleasures in life. Joe described cooking as not only a creative outlet but also a way to express love and care for his family and friends, and he described music as one of his primary sources of inspiration and solace.

Professional experience

25yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Family conflicts Grief Depression

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Immigration Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

Live Chat



License information

TX LPC 15494


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Joe Morales. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

I have been working with Joe for sometime and I cannot say enough good about him and how much he has helped me navigate this phase of my life.

Written on Apr 22, 2024 after therapy with Joe for 1 year and 8 months

My life has improved since joining better help and having Joe Morales be my counselor.

Written on Jun 11, 2022 after therapy with Joe for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Joe is such an easy therapist to speak with and he clearly listens intently. Always offers excellent contributions and he reminds me of my uncle Robert, just a comforting therapist to work with.

Written on Jun 02, 2022 after therapy with Joe for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

I’m very happy working with Joe Morales. He has been wonderful. I highly recommend.

Written on May 11, 2022 after therapy with Joe for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

has been very helpful

Written on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with Joe for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

Mr. Morales is very empathetic and cares about my concerns. He offers solutions in a manageable format and is very responsive. I am very happy with his service.

Written on Jan 12, 2022 after therapy with Joe for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, and self esteem